Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Canada instead of Israel, you would:


be 12.6% more likely to be obese

In Israel, 26.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.


make 33.0% more money

Israel has a GDP per capita of $36,400 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 57.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Israel, 22.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 34.0% lower top tax rate

Israel has a top tax rate of 50.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Israel, 4.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.


be 3.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Israel, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.3% more likely to die during infancy

In Israel, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 42.0% fewer children

In Israel, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.2% more likely to have internet access

In Israel, approximately 79.7% of the population has internet access as of 2017. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.


see 740.2 times more coastline

Israel has a total of 273 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

How big is Canada compared to Israel? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Israel Ministry of Finance Tax Authority.


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